December 2021

Advocacy training aims to improve the standard of advocacy to produce better advocates

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Clarks Attorneys held its eighth Annual Johannesburg Family Law Conference in October 2021. The conference featured several presenters who presented on topics that focused on family law, […]

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Women can help one another rise

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) held an event under the theme ‘Pull as You Rise “My Sister’s Keeper”’. The event was held in Johannesburg on […]

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Women must make sure the laws that exist address the challenges they are facing

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLA SC) held a women’s initiative programme, under the theme ‘Gathering of Giants,’ on 23 October 2021 at the University of […]

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A good track record and competence are some of the qualities women leaders should have

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Institute for African Women in Law held a webinar on 28 October 2021 titled ‘Leadership Essentials for Women in Law’. Moderator of the webinar, University of […]

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LPC amendments

As we bid farewell to 2021, amidst a looming fourth wave of the rise in COVID-19 infections, the discovery of a new B.1.1.529 COVID-19 variant and the concerning multitudes of […]

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Letters to the editor – December 2021

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax: (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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Newly elected National Legal Practice Council begins tenure on 1 November 2021

By Kabelo Letebele The Legal Practice Council (LPC), a statutory body responsible for regulating the affairs of the legal profession, has announced its new 23-member Council to take office for […]

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Prerequisites for the conclusion of valid plea and sentence agreements in terms of s 105A of the CPA

A plea and sentence agreement, also known as a plea bargain agreement, is an agreement between an accused and the state, represented by the prosecutor, in terms of which an […]

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Commissioning of oaths in the 21st century

In the recent High Court judgment of Knuttel NO and Others v Shana and Others (GJ) (unreported case no 38683/2020, 27-8-2021) (Katzew AJ), the court had to decide whether the […]

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The balance between Intellectual Property and public health

Intellectual property (IP) can be defined as any idea or material that is protected by law from the unauthorised use by others (Jose Rivera ‘What Is Intellectual Property Theft?’ (www.legalmatch.com, […]

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